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The Week to Week News Quiz for 5/2/14

John Zipperer | Posted 07.02.2014 | San Francisco
John Zipperer

Where else do the Clippers' Donald Sterling and Toronto's Rob Ford co-exist other than here in our Week to Week news quiz?

Are You Stuck in Winter? Here Are Three Ways to Break Free

Dr. Robert M. Myers | Posted 04.30.2014 | Religion
Dr. Robert M. Myers

Spring is here and most of us are ready for some warm weather and the change from winter to spring. The dogwoods are in bloom, tulips look beautiful, ...

Jesus Loves Me, But I'm Not Sure He Likes Me So Much

Mark Osler | Posted 06.30.2014 | Religion
Mark Osler

It doesn't seem that Jesus would deliver that same message -- he certainly didn't to the people of his own time. Perhaps our current debate should not only be about churches affirming gay men and lesbians, but also about the over-abundance of affirming everyone else.

Follow Like a Leader

Ron Nikkel | Posted 06.29.2014 | GPS for the Soul
Ron Nikkel

If you can dream - and not make dreams your master, If you can think - and not make thoughts your aim; If you can meet with Triumph and Disaster And t...

Early Image Of Jesus Discovered?

The Huffington Post | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 05.01.2014 | Religion

A team of Catalan archaeologists have discovered what they believe could be one of the oldest depictions of Jesus made by the earliest Coptic Christia...

Peace Is Possible: The Life and Witness of Glen H. Stassen

Rev. Dr. Susan Brooks Thistlethwaite | Posted 06.28.2014 | Religion
Rev. Dr. Susan Brooks Thistlethwaite

Glen H. Stassen, friend of Jesus and peacemaker, died on April 26, 2014.

Tennessee Death Row Invites Governor To Pray With Them

Shane Claiborne | Posted 06.28.2014 | Religion
Shane Claiborne

Yesterday the men on Tennessee's death row, 4 of whom have scheduled execution dates in the near future, invited Governor Haslam, the man who signs the death warrants to join them for prayer.

Real-Life 'Bloody Jesus' Crucifixion Display Nearly Causes Car Accidents

The Huffington Post | Yasmine Hafiz | Posted 04.24.2014 | Religion

Drivers passing a busy intersection in Lehigh Acres, Fla., were surprised to see a gruesome Good Friday crucifixion display on public property, featur...

What Happens After Easter: Living the Life of Hope

Grace Ji-Sun Kim | Posted 06.22.2014 | Religion
Grace Ji-Sun Kim

Long after the colored eggs are eaten, and the Easter bonnets stored away, the message remains that, as followers of Jesus, we are freed to work for liberation and freedom, do justice and seek peace and wholeness in his name.

The Tomb of Jesus and the Body of Christ

Richard W. Kropf | Posted 06.22.2014 | Religion
Richard W. Kropf

A presentation a few years back on the Discovery Channel about "The Lost Tomb of Jesus" was just one of the more recent exhibits in a series of sensat...

Easter: Another Chance to Screw Up Religious Freedom

Dale Hansen | Posted 06.22.2014 | Politics
Dale Hansen

It's Easter, which in political terms means there is going to be some government body that attempts to put up religious symbols on public property and some outside group that says those symbols are unconstitutional.

How Not to Get Laid

Susan Rosenzweig | Posted 06.21.2014 | Women
Susan Rosenzweig

Honestly, the whole slacker/hipster, just rolled out of bed, not trying look is completely lost on me. I like my men to look like men, not perpetual 10th graders.

Being Gay Is a Religious Right

James Brandon | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
James Brandon

Living from a place of fully loving every part of yourself, especially when confronted head-on with the haters, is not only the path to a deep spiritual awakening; it is exactly what Jesus faced on His own prophesied path.

My Easter

Paula Gordon | Posted 06.20.2014 | Religion
Paula Gordon

Easter was to my mother what Christmas was to me -- the best of the best. When I was old enough to articulate my preference for Christmas, I'd start with the unpleasantness of 'Good Friday.' How could torturing someone to death be the cause for celebration?

Can You Question The Resurrection And Still Be A Christian?

Religion News Service | Kimberly Winston | Posted 04.19.2014 | Religion

(RNS) “On the third day, he rose again.” That line, from the Nicene Creed, is the foundational statement of Christian belief. It declares that ...

Resurrecting Jesus, The Revolutionary Mystic

Posted 04.19.2014 | Religion

Adapted from Resurrecting Jesus: Embodying the Spirit of a Revolutionary Mystic by Adyashanti. Copyright © 2014 by Adyashanti. To be published by Sou...

The Resurrection of Jesus

William B. Bradshaw | Posted 06.19.2014 | Religion
William B. Bradshaw

Millions of people from all parts of the world will celebrate Easter because they, like I, believe what the early Gospel writers wrote about: that Jesus was raised from the dead and life eternal with Jesus in the kingdom of heaven is ours through faith in Jesus. Hallelujah!

Learning to Wait In the Dark

Barbara Brown Taylor | Posted 06.18.2014 | Religion
Barbara Brown Taylor

That was where Jesus spent Holy Saturday: in a dark hole in the ground, doing absolutely nothing. It was the Sabbath, after all. His friends had worked hard to make sure he was laid to rest before the sun went down. Then they went home to rest too, because that was what they did on Saturdays.

A Contemporary View Of Jesus, The Man

OWN | Posted 04.18.2014 | OWN

Adyashanti -- born Steven Gray in 1962 -- has always been a spiritual seeker. Though he didn't grow up in a particularly religious family, the Califor...

Jesus' Sex Life on the 'Down Low'

Irene Monroe | Posted 06.18.2014 | Religion
Irene Monroe

I just find it hard to believe that this wandering rabbi and his gang of 12 surely horny men were unmarried and celibate.

Happy Easter and Happy Birthday, Thornton Wilder!

Robert David Jaffee | Posted 06.18.2014 | Books
Robert David Jaffee

Thornton Wilder would tell us to get off those electronic devices of ours and take a little time to recognize the beauty of all the little moments of our lives on this planet.

Is Jesus' Message His Death or His Life?

Reverend Dr. Malcolm Clemens Young | Posted 06.18.2014 | Religion
Reverend Dr. Malcolm Clemens Young

Holy Week should not be interpreted to mean that we are responsible for the death of Christ, or that God's honor would be offended if he simply forgave our sins, or that the point of Jesus' life was his suffering and death, or that this death magically erases the consequences of what we actually have done.

Is Easter 'Happy'?

Rev. Dr. Susan Brooks Thistlethwaite | Posted 06.18.2014 | Religion
Rev. Dr. Susan Brooks Thistlethwaite

'Happy Easter!' You hear it everywhere, in malls, in streets, and in churches. But is the Christian celebration of Easter really a happy occasion?

The Often Untold Story of Easter

Rev. Michael Rogers, S.J. | Posted 06.18.2014 | Religion
Rev. Michael Rogers, S.J.

Holy Saturday is a day when hell is emptied out, and maybe that can give us the hope that our own present personal hells can be harrowed as well.

This Is the Night: The Darkness of Holy Saturday

Rev. Peter M. Wallace | Posted 06.18.2014 | Religion
Rev. Peter M. Wallace

Unlike the hosannas of Palm Sunday and the yearned-for glory of Easter Day, this day in Holy Week, Holy Saturday, speaks most directly to the daily reality of our lives. After the shock of death or words that bring despair -- words like cancer, divorce, terminal, downsizing -- we find ourselves entering the dark void of unknowing.